Buying a Used Motorhome How to Get the Most for Your Money and Not Get Burned

Author: Bill Myers
Publisher:
ISBN: 1479365386
Release Date: 2012-09-21
Genre: Recreational vehicles

If you've ever thought of buying a motorhome, this is the book you'll want to read first. In this book, you'll learn just about everything you need to know to find the right motorhome at the right price and not get burned in the process. You'll learn about the kinds of motorhomes to look for, where to find the best deals and how to get the best prices, and how to avoid 'deal killers'. You'll find checklists to use when inspecting a motorhome, scripts to use when calling a seller, and tips on how to negotiate with sellers to get the price you want, and how to know when it's best to walk away from a deal. You'll also find recommended best buys in used motorhomes, photos of different motorhome types, and tips that can guide you through a fun and money saving motorhome buying experience. Some of things covered in this informative book include: Understanding the different motorhome classes Should you buy new or used? The importance of getting seat time before you buy Why finding the perfect seller can save you a lot of money How to know when you're paying too much How to effectively search for motorhomes online How to respond to online motorhome ads Pre purchase checklists How to properly road test a motorhome Friendly negotiating techniques that'll get you the best price Deal Killers you'll want to avoid Best Buy in Used Motorhomes Motorhome fuel mileage ? why it matters and how to maximize mpg After the sale ? what to do next You'll find all this plus a lot more in 'Buying a Used Motorhome - How to get the most for your money and not get burned'. It's a fun and fast paced read that can save you several thousand dollars on your next motorhome purchase!

How to Select Inspect and Buy an Rv

Author: J. D. Gallant
Publisher:
ISBN: 1890049107
Release Date: 2000-04-01
Genre: Recreational vehicle industry

A complete & comprehensive RV buying guide designed in three easy-to-read sections. Section 1 includes a step-by-step process for determining the type of recreational vehicle required to satisfy the buyer's needs. It expands on how to choose a recreational vehicle for weekending, vacationing, snowbirding, or fulltiming--whether it's a motor home, travel trailer, camper, or tent trailer. It details types of tow vehicles & matching criteria: weight consideration; how to compare brands & more. Section 2 will take the buyer through an inspection process to determine positive & negative features of the RV's design, workmanship & structural integrity. This section includes illustrations & photos in a special "Walk-Around" chapter to show the buyer the specific steps for a good evaluation. Section 3 will take the buyer through the buying process, which includes negotiating techniques to assist in avoiding pitfalls normally associated with financing & extended warranties. JD Gallant is a nationally-known consumer advocate, president of RV Consumer Group & author of many consumer titles. Prepaid orders 40% discount plus $6 s/h. Order through publisher: RV Consumer Group, PO Box 520, Quilcene, WA 98376. 1-800-405-3325, or e-mail: [email protected]

Motorhome and RV Retirement Living

Author: Jerry Minchey
Publisher:
ISBN: 098449684X
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Finance, Personal

The appeal and dream of the RV lifestle has not changed much since the first RVs were introduced shortly after 1900. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison used to take their motorhomes and go on trips together back in 1910. They loved the adventure. Freedom, adventure, fun, stress-free, and relaxing are words RV owners frequently use to decribe why they enjoy the RV lifestyle. If you're retired, or thinking about retirement, this is one book you'll want to be sure to read. You may find that retiring and living the RV lifestyle is just what you want to do. After all, the RV lifestyle is the most enjoyable and least expensive way to retire. In this book you'll learn: What's It Like Living Full Time in a Motorhome/RV? Can I Afford the RV Lifestyle? What Kind of Rig Should I get? Can I Drive an RV? How Much Will an RV Cost? Pitfalls to Avoid & Buyer Checklist Planning for the Leap into Full-time RVing How to Get Rid of Your Stuff Pets Make Great Travelers - If You Know a Few Tips and Secrets What About Being Away From Family and Friends? How to Find the Best Campgrounds Boondocking - Camping Where There's No Campground Towing a Car - 4 Wheels Down or a Dolly? Getting Your Mail, Voting, Where is Your Legal Residence, and Other Logistics The Internet - How to Stay Connected While on the Road Healthcare on the Road Ways to Make Money Without a Computer How to Make Money With Your Computer and the Internet Things You Can Do to Your RV to Make It More Functional, Fun and Enjoyable Plus a whole lot more

The Complete Idiot s Guide to RVing 3e

Author: April Maher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101589113
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Travel

An updated and revised guide for the more than 30 million Americans who are living the RV lifestyle and the millions of others who have considered it but have not yet taken the plunge, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to RVing, Second Edition, includes the following: Basic facts about the different types of RVs-camper, van, motor home, bus, or tow rig-and the advantages of each; Advice on buying your RV, from dealer negotiations to acquiring the proper insurance; Driving tips for piloting your RV; Information on how to choose a campground with an eye for water, electricity, propane, wastewater dump, hookups, phone, cable, and campground rules.

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

Author: Jessica Bruder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393249323
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Social Science

The end of retirement? From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others—including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May. In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable “Earthship” home, they have not given up hope.

Motorhome Living for Beginners

Author: Jim Jackson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 150238910X
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When you want to change your lifestyle entirely, you need to have enough motivation but you also need to have knowledge about the lifestyle that you are adopting. Many people who want to live in an RV full-time fail to find a balance in their lives which make that living pleasurable, while others can live the dream and learn to compromise on comforts for the sake of freedom. They wake up in the mornings to feel that they have breathed fresh air. They see different scenery every morning if they so wish. What you need to know before joining them is whether you're cut out for the lifestyle and what differences there are between living in a conventional home and living in an RV. This book bridges that gap in your knowledge, and although you may choose to save a fortune by staying at home, you may also choose the lesser travelled road and discover the benefits of living in an RV. Both lifestyles, either in an RV or a home, have their pros and cons. Many who choose the RV lifestyle find that adapting their lives comes naturally. It takes a unique and free spirited person to compromise on the luxuries of home living in favor of the adventurous lifestyle offered by RV living, though many do. Once you weigh the pros and cons, you can make the choice wisely, and that's what this book is all about. The book will appeal to the free spirited who seek something more than merely surviving month to month oppressed by mortgage payments and housing taxes.Both have benefits, though those who live the life they choose, rather than the life chosen for them by responsibility, find that RV life tests their personal boundaries and skills freeing up their lives to live beyond the grid. Journey with us and learn if living in an RV will suit you, and be prepared for the journey of your life.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307476863
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Travel

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

RV Living for Beginners

Author: Ron Johnson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1502841924
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When you want to change your lifestyle entirely, you need to have enough motivation but you also need to have knowledge about the lifestyle that you are adopting. Many people who want to live in an RV full-time fail to find a balance in their lives which make that living pleasurable, while others can live the dream and learn to compromise on comforts for the sake of freedom. They wake up in the mornings to feel that they have breathed fresh air. They see different scenery every morning if they so wish. What you need to know before joining them is whether you're cut out for the lifestyle and what differences there are between living in a conventional home and living in an RV. This book bridges that gap in your knowledge, and although you may choose to save a fortune by staying at home, you may also choose the lesser travelled road and discover the benefits of living in an RV. Both lifestyles, either in an RV or a home, have their pros and cons. Many who choose the RV lifestyle find that adapting their lives comes naturally. It takes a unique and free spirited person to compromise on the luxuries of home living in favor of the adventurous lifestyle offered by RV living, though many do. Once you weigh the pros and cons, you can make the choice wisely, and that's what this book is all about. The book will appeal to the free spirited who seek something more than merely surviving month to month oppressed by mortgage payments and housing taxes. Both have benefits, though those who live the life they choose, rather than the life chosen for them by responsibility, find that RV life tests their personal boundaries and skills freeing up their lives to live beyond the grid. Journey with us and learn if living in an RV will suit you, and be prepared for the journey of your life.

RV Retirement in the 21st Century

Author: Jane Kenny
Publisher:
ISBN: 1885464525
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Travel

This book was written by a retiree traveling in a recreational vehicle. If you are considering retiring to an RV, either full time or part time, this book is for you. It is designed to share the knowledge, experience and skills developed while spending my retirement years in an RV. It outlines the major aspects of the RV lifestyle for retirees, and shares ideas and experiences gleaned from many retirees already on the road. A recreational vehicle gives you the flexibility to live in the RV for as much or as little time as you want. Although I am partial to full-time RVing, this book recognizes that full-timing is not for everyone. As a matter of fact, most people who utilize an RV in retirement do so on a part-time basis. A recreational vehicle helped to fulfill my dream of traveling in retirement. As a matter of fact, to date, I've been to more places in this country than I ever thought possible. I've seen hundreds of sites that, in the past, I'd only read about All this travel has been achievable and affordable because of the RV. Let this book be your guide to fulfilling your retirement dreams.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316219303
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252017781
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Fiction

When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

Field Stream

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Publisher:
ISBN:
Release Date: 1975-06
Genre:

FIELD & STREAM, America’s largest outdoor sports magazine, celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations.